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Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 10:43 PM


Hey everyone.

Unfortunately, today's journal isn't a cheery one. For those of you who are active on tumblr, I'm sure you're already aware. But I'm also sure that there are still some of you who have not yet been informed. 

Comickit, whom I'm sure you know as the artist of "Pasta Monsters", recently released her statement on the abuse she suffered at the hands of Snuffbomb during their time dating one another.

comickit.tumblr.com/post/97829…

This act of bravery sparked countless others to step forward with accounts of unspeakable abuse ranging from emotional to physical and straight up sexual assault. Due to the overwhelming number of people that have stepped forward, an entire page has been made to document them all.

snuffbomb-victim-awareness.tum…

Now, as I'm sure you all clearly remember, I personally went through a rough patch with Snuffbomb myself not too long ago. The result was my removing him from the cast of "The Seer". However, in my public announcement of this, I did not share with you all the details of what all transpired that led up to the action. I will admit that it was because I was afraid. I was terrified that if I called him out for exactly what he was, I would be met by a tidal wave of hate, death threats, and attacks on my character. (Mind you even in the HIGHLY watered down, sugar coated version I gave you, I still got a truck load of these. Which as a result caused me so much distress I ended up taking a rather long hiatus from which I debated returning at all.) It is because of Comickit's courage to make a proper stand that I finally feel brave enough to tell you all EXACTLY why Snuffbomb was removed from the Seer, and effectively, my life as a whole. 

I guess the best way to start this is all the way from the beginning I suppose. Snuff is quite literally the prime example of a "frenemy". When he came to me and asked to play Jeff in my series, MANY people told me it was a bad idea. They said that he had a history of using people, treating them like trash, and just flat out being a bad guy to work with. But I stupidly ignored them, because it's always been in my nature to want to give everyone a chance.

Well let me tell you, the crap started early. I used to do these group chats on places like TinyChat, and he would gather all the people there, and DEMAND I thank him for the success of the Seer. I kid you not. He did this on multiple occasions, and anyone who was there will remember this.

If that wasn't bad enough, during these public chats, he'd also use it as an opportunity to take swipes at my already incredibly low self esteem. In private, thinking he was my friend, I would divulge my fears and concerns to him. Then in these public chats, he would MAKE JOKES ABOUT THEM. In front of HUGE groups of people, he'd make fun of the things I'm most self conscious about, then play it off as "lol JK", like that took the trauma out of it and made it okay.

He obviously couldn't care less about hurting his "friends", as he trivialized my feelings to the point that when I tried to tell him just how much it bothered me, he immediately shifted blame onto me. I was the bad guy because I was obviously being too sensitive, and clearly my great insecurities were objects of immense hilarity, and I was a bitch for calling him out on it. In the end, every time he hurt me then immediately proceeded to guilt me, I ended up feeling even worse and apologizing to HIM.

For example, one of his favorite insecurities to abuse was my relationship status. The last few relationships I've been in have either been very brief, or ended VERY badly. So I've been single for a while now. And sometimes on my down days I tend to get in this mindset of "Well I guess I better get used to being alone, because I don't deserve anyone". --Well he very well knew this because I'd talked to him about it, but he still chose to strike that nerve any chance he got. He'd publicly make fun of it, and during one particular skype coversation between he and I, he felt it appropriate to joke about how he'd be dead before I'd find another boyfriend. This, mind you, RIGHT after telling him about how I had just broken up with the guy I had been seeing. I LITERALLY JUST BROKE UP and he felt the need to say that. Yeah, 'cause that's not going to haunt me for the rest of my damn life.

fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201…

I wish I could say it ended there. But nope. I was still too stupid or deluded or whatever to cut him from my life at this point so the abuse continued.  For example, I wrote my first pasta ever "The Crawlspace" and submitted it to CP.com. When I told Snuff about this, he decided he wanted to submit "Laughing Jack" at the same time. We both excitedly waited to hear of our status, and when the time came, my story was accepted, and "Laughing Jack" was rejected. Obviously he was pissed, and didn't even want to hear it when I said mine was accepted.

Well later on, the incredibly talented Mr.CreepyPasta, whom I didn't yet know at the time, read my pasta. I was ecstatic! I began telling my friends, whom congratulated me. Well, all except Snuff. He immediately demanded I thank him for it. You see, he claimed he was close friends with MCP, and that he only read my story because he pulled some strings and got him to do it.

By this point I had finally grown some backbone, and called him out on it. My story was on the front page and got a rating of 9.3, so I said I believed it got read because it had merit of its own.

Cue the waterworks and theatrics. He called me a tyrant and said that I never gave him credit when it was due for all his hard work and all he wanted "was a little thanks for everything he does for me".

Given the type of person I am, I immediately felt like shit and apologized and thanked him. Fast forward several months. I had gotten onto casual speaking terms MCP, and it was revealed to me that he barely knew Snuff, and he never once brought up my story. So let's clarify: Snuff made me feel like shit, and took the credit for my success over something he had NO RIGHT to, once again.

By this point, it was apparent that he was growing to detest me simply because I was starting to do well in the community. Person after person would come to me and say that he was talking shit about me and my series behind my back. I never brought this up to him, but I damn well knew he was doing it.

Oh! By the way, at this point I had become dearly close friends with MCP, whilst Snuff still hardly knew him and got jealous, so his natural instinct was to try to start rumors that our friendship was "inappropriate".  And that I shouldn't spend so much time talking to MCP because he was in a relationship.

(This rumor was squashed pretty quickly, but it's just another example of him trying to start shit about me. I believe his most recent attempt was trying to tell people I'm homophobic. That one was also squashed, but we have PROOF that he is the source of it, even though he denies it)

If the backstabbing wasn't bad enough, I then found out that he had his fangirls form an "anti-seer" group, which began throwing things at me, like calling me racist, and making fun of my art skills. (I know I'm not great, but you don't have to be an ass) This group itself (for the short time it was around before being disbanded by my friends and readers) was incredibly distressing to me. I'd never had to deal with a group of people hating me for reasons beyond my control before. But that wasn't even the worst of it.

Kill art started popping up. Gruesome, incredibly graphic kill art. It was terrifying. At this point, I was starting to crack, and consider leaving the community. I saw he was online, and told him about all of it, hoping to get some comfort. There he first and foremost, called me "Madame Macrab" because apparently being upset by this stuff makes me a prude with no sense of humor. And then, told me that this just showed me who my real friends were, and that I shouldn't care what the haters say. He comforted me, and told me he was one of my real friends.

Now, this was the breaking point. Three months later (not a year, like he enjoys claiming) one of the artists stepped forward. They said that Snuff had been the one to organize the group and had commissioned the kill art. They apologized to me and said they had nothing against me, but he emotionally blackmailed them into making it, and had threatened them with his following.

This man who had previously been comforting me and telling me to appreciate my real friends had been holding the knife in my back the whole time. He was responsible for that shit that legitimately terrified me and made me consider leaving, and he was lying to my face, pretending to be my friend.

You're damn right I fired him after that.

As distressing as all of this was, it comes nowhere CLOSE to as bad as the things he has been doing to others. Just reading some of the accounts from these girls has had me in tears.

I'm sorry for not speaking up sooner. Perhaps if I had some of his victims could have had a proper heads up to steer clear of him. Please, to all of you. I love and care for my readers so very much. If any of you have suffered any form of abuse, I implore you to speak up. You don't deserve to be treated poorly. NO ONE should mistreat you. You do not have to take it. You are not alone, and you don't have to be afraid.



So, where is the Brian's a Bad Father video gonna be? It's gonna be on YouTube. Along with all of my other FOX reviews because I'm going to fight this shit. So, I've began uploading my FOX reviews, starting with that Allen Gregory review, and now two Family Guy reviews (Fresh Heir, and Seahorse Seashell Party). But isn't it like three strikes and you're out? Yeah. And the reason that I uploaded two Family Guy reviews is that for some bizarre reason my Fresh Heir review slipped past the computer. But the other two videos are under dispute. I don't know what's gonna happen to them. I can only tell you what I know.

The process goes like this. If your video gets matched with copyright ID, the company that did it has an opportunity to track it, gain ad revenue from it (which Hasbro does), or block it; either in one region (UMG, and it's usually Germany for some reason because I don't know), or worldwide (FOX). From there you can dispute it. They say that knowingly submitting false disputes will get your channel removed, but if you've got nothing to fear there really isn't any reason not to do this. The company has 30 days. Some companies will reinstate their claim within the next few days (Hasbro), and some will play fair and actually judge your video (Disney). Some will wait 30 days and do absolutely nothing (Viacom), and some will wait 30 days to screw you over and reinstate their claim.

When something is reinstated, provided you don't have a strike on your account, you can file an appeal. Basically the same thing happens again. They've got the same thirty day time limit. But here's the thing. If the company (not YouTube or a lawyer or whatever, the company) says no, you video goes down and you get a strike on your account. This is because this forces the company to file a DMCA report against your video. Keep in mind that someone can file a DMCA report against content on the internet, no matter where it is. I'd like to say that this discourages companies from abusing the system since it's illegal to knowingly file a false DMCA, but it's probably all done with computers and lawyers and shit.

Bottom line, from there you've got to file a counter notification (or wait six months and cut your losses, or actually get the copyright holder to submit a retraction [unless it's between two youtuber's, this most likely won't happen]). Once you file a counter notification, which can (but usually doesn't) take 10 days to process, the company has 14 days to either let your video go up or actually take you to court. Once your video goes back up, the strike is removed, and you're good... until you want to deal with this tedious process again. I usually only do this if the company is bogus (which does happen), or if the video has some sort of block. Although, I am tempted to do this to stop these companies from making ad revenue off of my videos, and Google taking a large segment of that (yes, there is some incentive for Google to support this system, especially since there's a chance that you can't monetize a video even if it's not claimed).

But, down to the point, here's a Google document with every little copyright spat that I'm going through right now, from videos that are just claimed where I haven't even begun to fight, to the battles that are down to the wire. Here you go:

docs.google.com/document/d/1gg…
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Did you know that I know how to spot a fake apology? It's actually kind of like a super power of mine. But more to the point, a lot of people who get blocked on any of my various social media sites want to get around their blocking just to do whatever the hell they did to get them blocked, but some of them are genuinely repentant. How do you spot the difference, because to tell you the truth, it's not always easy. I'm going to go more into detail about this in Brian's a Bad Father because it has some of the worst, most half-assed non apologies that I've ever seen. Well mostly. Reality is stranger than fiction. But I'm going to use that episode as some of these examples, along with things that people have actually tried to say to me to pretty much do the same shit again.

How many first person pronouns do they use?

This is the rule of thumb. If there's a first person pronoun that doesn't involve "I'm sorry" or "I messed up pretty bad" or something along those lines, it's generally a bad apology. The apology is about the person who had been hurt, not about the person who hurt them. "I want to be your friend again." "I couldn't control myself" "I had a bad day" "Are you still my friend?" "I just miss you so much." A lot of these are just excuses, and we'll talk about that in a bit. But the more first person pronouns a person uses, the less genuine their apology is likely to be. The apology should be focusing on your feelings, not theirs. When an apology focuses on the person who did the hurting, what they're really saying is "I'm not sorry that you're hurt; I'm sorry that you're mad at me" or alternatively "accept my apology so I can scratch this off of my to-do list."

Excuses

Believe it or not; if you're sorry, you actually don't need an excuse. Those people who say their only assholes because they have Asperger's Syndrome are definitely not sorry. Now, what if their excuse is true? Then they'll truly have regret for what they did and won't hide behind it unless they're lazy. There's actually one more excuse that I hate more than the "I have Asperger's so I can be a douche" excuse. It's the "You know that I didn't mean it." Apology will be denied on the spot because I really don't know if that's true, now do I? You didn't mean it. Right... except you did. Most "excuses" don't do much more than remove inhibitions, meaning that the original thoughts or feelings were still there. Bottom line, a genuine apology will NEVER (I cannot stress this enough) give you an excuse. Think about it. If there is a genuine excuse, then they're just going to do the same thing again and you're going to get hurt in the same way again.

But

On those same lines. "I'm sorry, but..." But will negate the sorry and will ramble into an excuse. Also in this, "I'm sorry if this sounds racist, but <insert fucked up conversation." No you're not because you're a racist.

They don't acknowledge what they actually did

This sounds obvious on the surface. But, "I'm sorry that I hurt you" sounds vastly different then "I'm sorry I forgot to feed your dog an caused him to run away." Maybe give them the benefit of the doubt in that they might actually not know what they did, so don't be vague about it. If you're willing to talk to this person again, tell them exactly what they did wrong, and give them time to process it.

The habit isn't broken

If the person your dealing with has alcoholism, drug addiction, or what have you, then you can't really forgive them until they've gone through getting themselves clean. Trust me on this one. If they're truly repentant then getting forgiveness should be incentive enough. That brings us to...

The Peter Griffin Scenario

In Brian's a Bad Father both the A-plot and the B-plot deals with forgiveness in an extremely half-assed way. At the start of the episode, Peter Griffin shoots Quagmire and that puts him in the wrong. Quagmire no longer wants nothing to do with him. Now, relating back to the real world (it's complicated. People in Family Guy get shot all the fucking time), let's just say that Peter hurt Quagmire through some continuous habit of his own. Quagmire's had enough, and he's actually in the right do so. Skipping to the end of the episode, Peter tells Quagmire to shoot him in order to make things even, to which Quagmire obliges. Who's the bad guy? Well... everyone. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind Quagmire, and even if you did shoot him it wouldn't stop Peter's carelessness from shooting you again. This solution would not solve the overall problem. Before an apology can be accepted, the problem that caused the pain must be removed or you're back to square one.

Here's the other thing. Peter wasn't truly repentant. He wanted Quagmire to say no. I'm not saying that he should have been shot; obviously, I just said the opposite. But it's an example of "I want your forgiveness because everyone thinks I'm a jerk" (because I hurt you). What I'm saying is that the apology-giver should be willing to make it up to the person who's been hurt. Here's how this should have gone down. When Quagmire took the gun, he should have had no intention to shoot, but to see how Peter reacted. Due to how Peter reacted, Quagmire would have refused the apology and the story could have ended with them making it up, instead of Peter suffering from severe brain damage.

The Brian Griffin Scenario

If Herpe, The Love Sore wasn't hanging over my shoulder, this would be Brian Griffin's worst appearance due to how he deals with apologizes. He didn't want to make up to his son until he had something to gain, you know, after skipping all of the hard parts of being a father. He pushes his limits too far without even thinking of his son, and when he gets booted he only thinks of himself. He doesn't think of how Dylan might have been embarrassed, how his credibility was tarnished (Brian got a job based on his word). Brian only thinks of himself. But actually, Stewie's line what pisses me off the most. "Isn't taking that risk (that you'll be hurt badly again) better than not having a dad?" No. Just no. Let me be clear. You don't forgive someone just after they say they're sorry, but that they regret what they did, specifically because it harmed that other person. Brian never does that. Ever, and Dylan probably won't appear again.



But back to the bottom line. This episode does piss me off in a very personal way, but it really has allowed to figure out who is being truthful and who just wants to mess with me again. It's not in the emotions either. There are some damn good actors in the world, but through the crocodile tears you've got to see the words and intentions. One final note, if someone says that they need a few days to think it over, you probably should listen, because not respecting their wishes shows off your apology as fake.


I think that I know what the next Growing Around episode is going to be about.
So yeah. 
Recently many people asked me (very carefully, maybe they were afraid I'd start levitating with satanic powers and curse them with a horrible grudge ^^;) if I'm a satanist due to the fact many of my works, including my comic, have Satan/Lucifer in them.
Also due to the fact I tend to say "OMS" (Oh My Satan), not OMG when I'm in a laughing mood :giggle:

The answer is: no.
I'm not a pseudo-satanist, who drinks blood and burns animals alive and sacrifices them, neither a true satanist who simply worships Satan like others worship God.
I do not worship God. Neither I worship Satan. I do not have a small shrine in my room where I pray to his dark majesty.
I simply deeply respect him as a being. Yes, I believe he exists and I believe he is powerful.
When someone asks me what would scare me the most, my answer is simple: pissing Satan off.
Because that is one and only thing that really would make me wet my pants ^^;

I respect him for being the only one to disagree with God and to point this out. For using his brain instead of blindly following someone's orders. For wanting to be free, not ruled by someone.
For keeping what is the most precious thing for me - his PRIDE.

As I said once, I agree with: "Better to be the ruler in Hell, than a servant in Heaven"

So yeah... 
I hope this will stop some of you panicking over the fact I may do some horrible satanic things to you :giggle:

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Sun Sep 21, 2014, 8:07 AM
Haven't held a single giveaway yet this year… so, let's hold one now! Here it goes:

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◊ 1st place:
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A Guide to Tutorials

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 1:00 PM by Elandria:iconelandria:
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Stock & Resources


So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...

There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.

:bulletpink:Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )

:bulletpink: Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )

:bulletpink: Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)



Don't forget, great design IS ART!





LANGUAGE


DeviantART is predominantly an English language website.  However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently.  Make sure your use of language is going to reach as many people as possible so try to be concise when you are explaining steps or techniques. 

If English isn't something you are particularly fluent in, GET SOMEBODY WHO IS TO CHECK IT!!  They will be able to spot grammatical problems, typos and other readability errors for you which will improve your tutorial 100%.

Interweb speak is fun, but it is useless at conveying complex directions or information - avoid at all costs! There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and over a quarter of a million distinct English words. Please make use of them!



:bulletgreen: DYK - One of the main reasons tutorials get declined for Daily Deviation features is because of spelling errors, typos and readability problems! :bulletgreen:



LENGTH


If your tutorial suddenly develops a life of its own, grows additional limbs and tries to eat your cat when you are putting it together, consider condensing your steps or breaking your tutorial down into a series of smaller tutorials. 

Don't forget very lengthy tutorials packed full of information can actually be off putting, as much as a wall of text can be or a deal made with Crowley.




DESIGN


Most tutorials will consist in equal parts of images and written text, with the exception of literature tutorials which may still contain images to break up the literature content. 

Your job as the tutorial creator is to present your information in the most engaging, understandable, readable format.  How you do this is up to you, but the important thing is to make an effort.  Don't just slap your unedited phone pictures onto a blank document and scribble around them!

DESIGN ---- Fonts


Font font font. Even if you produce the most incredible fact filled tutorial on the planet, if you choose the wrong font or font size the chances are you will completely put off all but the most patient of readers. 

Choose wisely! Some font types to avoid are things like heavy script/handwriting fonts and fancy fonts. You want your tutorial to be legible! 

Further, whilst choosing to hand write your tutorial steps (rather than using a handwriting font) can be cute and give a tutorial a lot of character, it can be another big offput.   Hand written text is never going to be as neat as you think it is.



:bulletgreen: DYK - Another main reason for tutorials being declined for Daily Deviations is because of font choice, colour and text size!:bulletgreen:


DESIGN ---- Images


A Picture paints a thousand words.  In a tutorial where you are using images as a significant part of explaining and showing how to do something it is VITAL that they are clear, in focus and actually show the thing you are trying to explain.

Crop your images to properly focus on the important aspect.  Edit your images to make sure they are well exposed and sharp.  Take the time to take photos with a camera rather than using your phone - unless you have the knowledge and ability to take good photos using your phone.

CREDIT YOUR SOURCES! ALWAYS credit source stock images if you are using anybody elses work to illustrate your tutorial.  No matter how small.  Not crediting is considered a cardinal sin, and you tutorial won't even be considered for a Daily Deviation without any necessary credits.  Even if all the images are your own. Say so then there is absolutely no confusion!

:bulletgreen: DYK -  Images can seriously let down an otherwise good tutorial and is another big reason why they might be declined for a Daily Deviation. :bulletgreen:


CONTENT


Your actual content, the thing you are creating the tutorial for is above and beyond the most essential element. 

Nobody wants to know how many times a day you check your Facebook account, but they do want to know how many layers you might have in your digital artwork, or how you effectively used that kind of paint on that type of canvas. 

This is an ART website for ARTists - no matter their skill level, and this is your target audience when you post your tutorial to the site.



TL;DR - Your tutorials showcase your art



Just as all of your gallery showcases your artwork, so do your tutorials.  Whenever you use your art as an example of a technique or skill, or display it in a way that scrutinizes an element or the over all effect,  it becomes a reflection of yourself and of your abilities to present yourself in a professional manner - so make some effort! 

You never know when a well written tutorial might be featured by an external tutorial site and go viral, so make sure they look great! :thumbsup:

DEVIANTART   :heart:s TUTORIALS!



Here are some beautifully designed and presented tutorials!

Female to Male Crossplay Makeup Tutorial by Vilya0 Tutorial: Cake Layering by cakecrumbs Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookies Tutorial by Talty
Do's and Don'ts of Stock Photography by Tasastock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock Photomanipulation Tutorial  on blending by tamaraR
Tutorial #18 : A possible path on the color map by AquaSixio Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Can/ Soda Tab Chainmail Vambrace Tutorial by kirilee
Creating a City Tutorial by TylerEdlinArt Painting metal by yigitkoroglu Let me Catch a Walkthrough by Norke
Know your Basics - PerspectivePerspective comes in different forms, the most obvious & basic of which is the use of the word in relation to the appearance of relative orientation in a three dimensional space. At first, it may seem irrelevant to photomanipulators, (because, hey, the photographs already are perspectively sound,) but putting more than one photograph in context requires that you learn to see what makes sense and what doesn't.
The Technical Stuff

Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate  representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of  perspective are that objects are drawn:
Smaller as their distance from the observer increasesForeshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of
sight are relatively shorter than dimensions acro
Planning the Evil Plot
A half-guide, half-narrative on writing a story
brought to you by Super Editor

Basics
Before I start writing, I like to have some idea of where I'm starting, where I'm going, and how I'm going to end up there. Let's say that I want to write a comedy about an author who suddenly changes places with her Mary Sue. I usually jot down some basic ideas:
Characters:
Sarah, the author: ~13 years old, average-looking, glasses, rather tall and gangly
Ellemere, the Mary Sue: ~16 years old, long flowing hair, violet eyes, etc.
Forrest (Ellemere's love interest) : ~18, stereotypical pretty boy who is too dark and broody to make a good love interest
Leon: ~17, Ellemere's somewhat dorky friend who falls in love with her but is cast off to side in favor of Forrest
Tangent: For those of you who are confused, the ~ symbol means "about." I think it comes from math.
I like to draw, so I'd probably make doodles of these characters too. Drawing characters is a great way to develop th
Your Character TOO Special?
Is your Special Character
TOO SPECIAL?

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Are you indulging in a few too many "special traits"? Is your story really an excuse to show off your Super Special Character? Are you committing a MARY-SUE/GARY STUE?
--> Dead give-away: Your favorite character is YOU only BETTER!
Who is Mary Sue/Gary Stue?
According to SubReality.com:
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"Mary Sue / Gary Stue is any original or deeply altered character who represents a slice of their creator's own ego; they are treasured by their creator but only rarely by anyone else. A Mary Sue/Gary Stue is a primadonna (usually, but not always badly-written,) who saps life and realism out of every other character around, taking over the plot and bending canon to serve their selfish purposes."
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-- For more details:
http://www.subreality.com/marysue.htm
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The Mary Sue/Gary Stue "Self-Insertion" in Manga Fan-fiction:
According to A


Your tutorials don't have to be boring!
Be creative, but don't forget the design essentials we've talked about above!





just-a-nameless-nobody:

Though Steve and I have been having our issues, I’m going to cease making posts about him from this point forward.

  • Please cease the death threats to his family.
  • Please cease the cyber bullying. 
  • Please cease the harassment.

What’s done is done.  The knowledge is out there.

Threatening to kill Steve is illegal.  What you are doing can get you locked in jail, and you don’t want to bring that on yourself.

Steve’s family is afraid.  Death threats have been sent not only to Steve, but to his actual family.  Just this morning, they have received 100 death threats.

While I appreciate you defending my honor, it is rumored the judicial system is already involved.  Doing what you’re doing now is overkill.

Guys, this is serious.  His family is terrified.  They are distraught and trying to reach out, and they just want to be left alone.  Steve’s mother is begging for this to stop.

I’m still angry at Steve, but even I do not wish death upon him, or his family.  

Steve and I have a no contact rule established (by his and my mother), and he is allegedly honoring this rule.  Steve’s mother says that if he attempts to contact me in any way, she’s going to step in and stop him.  He is not harassing me, and there is therefore even less reason to be doing this. 


This guy is dangerous. but it would be better if we just report him and move on.

i never encouraged you people to send death threats to him and im very disappointed you all of you 

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